So remember when I asked you if you'd mind if I talked about our Christmas all through January? Well, how do you feel about me continuing through April because I'm still not done. This one is just too fun to leave out though.
My siblings and I draw names for Christmas gifting, but on the odd years that we are actually all together, I like to have a small gift for everyone. It's usually something I make. The first year it was magnetic poetry including magnets to make each person's most common sayings. Another year it was hand-carved stamps with a picture of each person and their name. This year I gave each person a set of personalized pencils. Larry helped me think of what to have engraved on each of them.
Candice is a huge Jane Austen fan so her pencils said "Mrs. Darcy, I mean, Stringham"
Mark's evil genius pencils might be my favorite.
I think they are so fun that I sent a batch to our adopted family in Ohio too. I just wish that I could have been there to see them open them in person on Christmas morning.
Now I'm tempted to make these for every occasion: birthday party favors, baby shower favors, Easter Basket filler . . .